New member here. I am looking to purchase a sujihiki soon. I have had one previous Japanese knife, a shun/Kai tan ren gyuto that I now realize was a cheap excuse from crate &barrel. I am looking forward to using the suji for all sorts of tasks beyond slicing, and if I can't make it work, I can always have the gyuto to fall back on. I am considering the misono because I am interested to try carbon steel, the misono is available completely setup for a lefty, and I want something with decent f&f. My budget is really <$250, so the misono 270mm suji is stretching it. My questions are: for f&f, left hand availability, and all around quality, is there any others I should consider? I would have to wait for it to be made if I desire to have the dragon engraving/stamping on the left handed version, which would add 30-40 days. Would you get the dragon on your misono if given the choice? It seems very flashy to me but I am new so maybe I don't understand the significance. Thanks for your time and consideration.